Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Apr 7, 2013
    Amy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi panel! Planning our FIRST trip to WDW end of September 2013 and planning on staying at the Caribbean themed moderate resort. I need some advice on what to do/where to go the first day we arrive and it's too late to visit a park. Thanks! Amy

    Hi Amy! You're family is going to have such a magical time on your first Walt Disney World vacation! 

    My family's first day tradition is to visit Downtown Disney. You can hop on a Disney bus from your resort to this free area filled with shops, restaurants and activities. We like to have a meal at one of the restaurants, like the Wolfgang Puck Cafe, and then browse the stores for fun souvenirs and Disney apparel. On our trip last week, we went bowling at the new Splitsville and it was one of the highlights of the vacation for my kids. If you have young daughters, a trip to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Downtown Disney for a princess makeover is a fun way to kick off a vacation, and the style will hold fairly well so they can wear it to the park the next day.

    Other fun first day activities include a nice sit-down dinner at one of the Disney resorts, mini golf at either Fantasia Gardens or Winter Summerland, or enjoying the pool at the Caribbean Beach Resort. Be sure to rest up that first night so you'll be ready to hit the parks the next morning! 

    Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have questions! We'd love to help!
thumbnail image for Amanda

Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.